Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for Israel-Palestine comments as he loses appeal

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The Judicial Conduct Appeals Committee unanimously confirmed the findings by the Judicial Conduct Committee in March that Mogoeng had breached the judicial code of conduct by getting embroiled in a political controversy. Photo: Elizabeth Sejake
The Judicial Conduct Appeals Committee unanimously confirmed the findings by the Judicial Conduct Committee in March that Mogoeng had breached the judicial code of conduct by getting embroiled in a political controversy. Photo: Elizabeth Sejake

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Former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been directed to issue an unconditional apology for comments he made about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a webinar in 2020.

On Thursday, the Judicial Conduct Appeals Committee unanimously confirmed the findings by the Judicial Conduct Committee in March that Mogoeng had breached the judicial code of conduct by getting embroiled in a political controversy.

In a statement on Thursday evening, the committee found that he had “breached article 14(2)(a) of the code of judicial conduct in that he was involved in extrajudicial activities which are incompatible with the confidence in and the impartiality of judges”.

READ: Mogoeng Mogoeng ordered to apologise for comments about Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 The statement: 

Pursuant to this decision, the committee, by a majority, directed that Chief Justice Mogoeng should issue an unconditional apology for becoming involved in political controversy through his utterances at the online seminar (webinar) hosted by the Jerusalem Post on 23 June 2020.

“A copy of the apology must be released by Chief Justice Mogoeng to the office of the chief justice and the media within 10 days of this decision.”


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